CapaCITi 1000 Recruitment 2014 for Unemployed Graduates

Posted on :

23 Jun, 2014

Category :

Internships in South Africa

What are the requirements for a candidate to qualify for the programme? 

In 2013 in total, 43 candidates were placed on the BA SA programme.

Potential candidates for the programme must meet the following basic entrance criteria:

(1)Be motivated to pursue a career in the area of the programme (ie Business or Systems Analysis) AND

(2)Be a South African citizen AND

(3)Be aged between 21 and 35 years as at the programme start date AND

(4)Should either be unemployed or not employed in their preferred career, preference will be given to none IT graduates (In the case of the BA SA programme: Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering graduates should preferably have been either unemployed or employed in an area outside of their chosen career, for at least 6 months (This is because the programme’s key objective is to fast-track non-IT graduates into IT careers due to the shortage of graduate level IT skills.) AND

(5)Must have any (completed) graduate degree for which they attained at least 60% grade point average (GPA) OR  have consistently achieved 60% for at least the last 2 years of the degree (Disabled candidates will be evaluated on a case by case basis.) AND

(6)Must not have been employed on any other internship programme within the past 2 years (excluding internship undertaken in the normal course of their degree) AND

(7)Must meet the BEE and other recruitment requirements, and pass the relevant recruitment tests, of the host companies (as defined by the host companies) and the relevant SETA of the host company AND

(8)Be resident in Cape Town for the full duration of the programme (estimated to be from 1 January 2013 for the BA SA programme, until 31 December 2013) OR be willing to travel to Cape Town to attend the UCT Training Modules

In addition:

Candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • Must sign an internship agreement with a Host Company and other related legal documentation required by the SETA, DoC, UCT, WCG and CITi
  • Must sign a commitment agreement with the Cape IT Initiative and commit to paying 25% of the their PG DIP BASA fees to UCT in the course of the year (R10,000), and receive a stipend of no less than R4000/month during the 12 months  internship.
  • Must commit to completing the programme, otherwise will be liable to pay back the full amount of R40,000 to CapaCITI, which is the full cost of the PG Dip at UCT.
  • Must meet all the relevant university’s registration criteria (which includes not having any outstanding student fees owed to the university)
  • Must update their personal information on the MyWorkLife portal on a quarterly basis and ensure they are reviewed by their host companies using the KPIs set on the portal
  • Must participate in an Induction, Mid-Year Review and Final Closeout programme
  • Must agree to participate in bi-annual research surveys by Cape IT Initiative for 5 years after the internship has ended (as part of CITi longitudinal impact assessment study for CAPACITI)
  • Must attend at least 80% of the in-class training and at least 80% of the candidate support groups and complete all essays, assignments and projects on time. Candidates who do not achieve an average of at least 50% at Mid Year may be excluded from the programme


How to Apply for CapaCITi 1000 Recruitment 2014

Please click the link below to complete the application form if you are interested in applying for a training and internship and/or work placement programme coordinated by TheCITi, through its CapaCITi Programme.

Click here to apply online

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